Two-Cheese Broccoli Pesto Flatbread

June 16, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6 (6 if they are kids)
Author Notes

I remember the first time I came across a recipe for broccoli pesto. As a mom with a house full of broccoli-lovers, I thought it was a great concept. So I developed my own broccoli pesto and combined it with another of our family favorites--flatbread--for a meal we all go crazy for. —sjpoff

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole wheat
  • 4 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  1. Position oven rack to lowest position and preheat to 425 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet well with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Cook broccoli in about 1" of boiling water until tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  3. Place broccoli in a food processor or blender with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Pulse until it is the consistency of pesto.
  4. Spread dough onto baking sheet. Spread broccoli pesto over the dough and top with mushrooms. Layer mozzarella cheese slices over it and finish off with Parmesan.
  5. Bake until the bottom is crispy and the cheese is starting to bubble, about 8 to 10 minutes.

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3 Reviews

glammie April 23, 2014
Made this tonight and served with chicken meatballs from another site. Skipped the mushrooms because I cannot eat them. This is a good starting point. I'd make it again but I'd change a few things. For example, I'd add some red pepper flakes to the pesto. Also, I'd use a little less pesto and more cheese. Perhaps a different kind of cheese. A smoked gouda or a smoked mozzarella. And a dollop or two of ricotta. Finally, this was my first time working with pizza dough and somehow I expected a thin crust. Next time, I will try a baguette, sliced lengthwise.
Sieglinde R. December 31, 2012
Very delicious, made it a few weeks ago. My husband "requested" it as our New Year's Eve dinner.
monkeymom June 17, 2010
broccoli pesto and cheese sound like a great combo! Looks delicious.